Seaport Economic Council Swearing In
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, chairwoman of the Seaport Economic Council, and members of the Seaport Economic Council at Pilgrim Hall for an Investment Meeting in August 2016.

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration's commitment to promote prosperity in communities of all sizes as well as to cultivate job and economic growth in the maritime economic sector, the Seaport Advisory Council has been revitalized under Executive Order 564 and is now known as the Seaport Economic Council. 

The Seaport Economic Council, chaired by the Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth and administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development with support from the Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will challenge the 78 coastal communities of Massachusetts to leverage their unique geographic advantages in order to grow jobs and the economy as well as prepare for the future as we confront the challenges posed by sea level rise and increasingly powerful coastal storms.